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 At work on the UBI DUBIUM page, gouache on manuscript vellum

At work on the UBI DUBIUM page, gouache on manuscript vellum

 

For over a millennium, the intricate knotwork and minute decoration of Celtic art have enchanted the world. Celtic artist Michael Carroll continues in the tradition of the 8th century monks, creating brand-new yet classically ancient designs. 

“Carroll’s illuminations are like lost treasures, pieces made by eighth- or ninth-century Irish monks that disappeared during the intervening centuries, but are now miraculously rediscovered.”
-Prof. Maggie M. Williams, William Patterson University, in Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012)

The symbols and motifs used in Celtic art are traditional, but each artist brings a fresh voice to their interpretation and new designs are not only possible, but inevitable. Michael's Celtic pages are not copies, but original works done with the same methods and tools used by the ancients. We invite you to view his illuminated pages, learn about the artist himself, order prints, and find out more about Celtic Art. Questions and comments are always welcome.

 

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New Release:
THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH

 
 Detail from THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH (2018)

Detail from THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH (2018)